by Scott Westerfeld
illustrated by Keith Thompson
|Publication Date||22 September 2010|
|Number of Pages||444|
|Interest Age||9-11 years (9-11)|
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Keith Thompson began his artistic journey in high school, doing the odd freelance job and working in a smallanimationproduction studio. In college he studied illustration then pursued his chosen career using the web widely to gain exposure and work. He has produced work as static art, for computer games (Borderlands), for movies (Nothing Safer)and as the illustrator for Scott Westerfeld's trio of books beginning with Leviathan; amongst other printed works (Keith Thompson's Book of the Dead).
It is the cusp of World War 1. The European powers are arming up. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned against him. All he has is a small, loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Services. Alek and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way.